Monday 18 June, 14:00-17:00 - Room 714AB
Objectives: To raise participants’ awareness concerning the place of women in legal decisions and the struggle for human rights.
Abstract: The law is a set of rules established by a sovereign authority to govern community life. For many years, it has always been to the disadvantage of women on issues regarding family inheritance, holding of strategic positions or affirmation in political leadership. At a time when the struggle for equality between men and women is beginning to bear fruit, how can women contribute more to the establishment of human rights and the formulation of legal decisions?
Target audience: Public at large
** Elmi Asha Hagi, SSWC Founder of, Save Somali Women and Children
** Ndidi Nwuneli, social entrepreneur and founder of LEAP Africa
** Sarah Oussekine, Founder and Secretary General of the association Voix d’Elles Rebels
** Brigitte Biche, Sociologist consultant
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** Tala Dowlatshahi, Creator with Reporters Uncensored United Nations Bureau Chief at Talk Radio News Service Spokesperson and Senior Advisor at Reporters Without Borders
Almas Jiwani **, President of UN Women Canada